From fall 2012 to fall 2013 there has been a major enrollment increase of 1,343 students. This enrollment has helped Texas State improve with 49% of incoming freshman belonging in the top 25% of their high school graduating class as well as continuing to diversify the student population with minorities making up 42% of the student body.
Shanna Bradford, a transfer student from San Antonio said, "If it continues to grow at that rate there definitely needs to be expansion plans already in place so there's not that congestion problem with traffic."
Until there is a way for the university to accommodate all the student growth many students believe that more growth may not be beneficial.
The problem with traffic and parking seems to be a common issue. Mitch Quintanilla, 25-year-old music major said, "if they do continue to grow the university needs to accommodate the students better because they haven't. We definitely need a few more parking garages."
More parking garages as well as dining halls and dorms are needed around campus in order to maintain this steady increase in students.
"People have complained about traffic and I will agree there's a lot of cars on the road. Construction is so frustrating cause it seems like it's always going on," said Mason Randolph, Environmental Studies senior.
Parking isn't the only issue according to Jesse Bermea, a Business management sophomore. He said, "It makes it hard to register for classes that I want because of all the people in the school."
Leaving some students in a struggle to find room in the classes they need. This problem can be improved with the amount of professors working at the university. However, more professors does not mean a better education.
Marshall said, "If we keep increasing professors and classes it has to be proportional, we have to focus on quality."
With these adjustments in mind students of Texas State are proud of the fact that the university continues to grow in diversity and become more nationally known.
"I mean it is good for the school that so many people are wanting to apply and go here. So, I think it is a really great opportunity to keep expanding and spreading its spirit," said Sydney Afflitto.